Griffith Park, Los Angeles

Directions: Where Los Feliz Blvd. meets the 5 freeway--just east of "Hollywood" sign.

Trail Information: The largest urban park in the world, filled with miles of foot trails and dirt fire-roads. Trail/dirt road routes from a few miles to over 20, with lots of elevation loss and gain.

Miscellaneous Information:  Best running in early morning or just before sunset. One route can take you just above Hollywood sign for some great views (my favorite route). Watch for rattle snakes and poison oak off-trail. My running partner and I enjoy company on our weekly runs in the park.